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In Time for Better Hearing and Speech Month: VidaCura.com and Nexear Offers Consumers an Alternative to Traditional Costly Hearing Aids
Date:5/6/2009

About 1 in 6 baby-boomers suffer from hearing loss. Hearing aids often cost thousand of dollars per pair and are not usually covered by insurance. VidaCura.com and Nexear saves consumers money on over-the-counter hearing aids starting at under $400 and includes a no-risk 30 day trial.

Farmington, CT. (PRWEB) May 6, 2009 -- May is Better Hearing and Speech month and according to The American Speech-Language Hearing Association, sponsors of the annual event, 21 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. VidaCura and Nexear. support ASHA's mission of encouraging screenings for hearing loss by medical professionals.

About one in six Boomers have a hearing loss, according to the Better Hearing Institute, a not-for-profit educational group. "They're the first of that rock 'n' roll generation to really grow up with loud music," said Sharon Beamer, the associate director of audiology professional practices for ASHA. Additionally, more people are losing their hearing earlier in life. The AARP reports that there are more people age 45 to 64 with hearing loss (10 million) than there are people over 65 with hearing loss (9 million).

The problem is that for those who do have some hearing loss, hearing aids are simply out of reach for many consumers. Most insurance plans do not cover them and prices are often in the thousands of dollars.

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